2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Mayor of Kingstown’

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Every Song in the Paramount+ Series

The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack includes music by Badd Wolf, P.M. Dawn and En Vogue. This info article contains spoilers for Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon’s Paramount+ series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Mayor of Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky, a convicted felon who maintains order in a Michigan prison community. Dianne Wiest co-stars as Miriam McLusky, the mother of the “Mayor” who advises him to leave town. Composed by Andrew Lockington (American Gods), the series explores themes of masculinity, justice and accountability. The soundtrack was supervised by Andrea von Foerster (Yellowstone), who peppers the pilot episode with a hair band classic and two R&B anthems. Here’s every featured song in Mayor of Kingstown.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “The Mayor of Kingstown”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 1 "The Mayor of Kingstown"

  • “Johnny Cash” by Badd Wolf (00:25:00): The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack music scores a strip club sequence. Vera  Sunter (Elizaveta Neretin) dances for a male patron named Alberto (Michael Reventar).
  • “We’re No Good Together” by Tesla (00:29:00): Vera approaches Alberto. The man asks to visit the Jungle Room. Vera requests an upfront payment.
  • “I’d Die Without You” by P.M. Dawn (00:31:00): The Mayor of Kingstown music plays during a Jungle Room sequence. Vera begins performing to the first of three songs for Alberto.
  • “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue (00:32:00): Vera’s second dance begins. The song title aligns with her perspective as a professional dancer. Alberto leaves but promises to see Vera again.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “The End Begins”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 1 "The End Begins"

  • No Featured Songs

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Simply Murder”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 3 "Simply Murder"

  • “Every Picture Tells a Story” by Rod Stewart (00:01:00): The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack music scores an opening montage sequence. A meth cook named Kenny Miles smokes a cigarette inside his lab and leaves. The trailer home explodes and kills a boy and his mother.
  • “Dynamic” by Kairo & WOLVES feat. Sha’Ki (00:21:00): Bunny checks out a roll of cash. He receives a phone call from Mike. Bunny requests a meal from White Castle.
  • “The End” by The Doors (00:46:00): Kenny arrives at the Kingstown Police Department. He prepares to start a new chapter in his life. The Doors’ classic plays as Mike learns that his arrest plan didn’t work; inmates beat, stab and kill Kenny.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “The Price”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 4 "The Price"

  • “Gin N Juice” by Snoop Dogg feat. Daz Dillinger (00:08:00): Mike reluctantly makes a stop at Bunny’s residence. The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack song plays from a nearby vehicle. Mike observes a surveillance unit.
  • “Cooked Lanes” by Taylor McCall (00:37:00): Kyle visits a pizzeria. The music is barely audible in the background. Kyle notifies Mike about suspicious activity.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Orion”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 5 "Orion"

  • “Reaper” by Wild the Coyote & Badd Wolf (00:30:00): The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack song plays during a night club sequence. Iris’ boss inquires about her methods. Laird’s character suggests that she’s “spoken for” by Mike McCluskey.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “Every Feather”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 6 "Every Feather"

  • “Big Dreams” by Rochester (00:06:00): They Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack song plays during a prison sequence. Inmates complain about the lights going out and throw items from their cells.
  • “From the Grave to the Stars” by Wild the Coyote & Badd Wolf (00:17:00): Iris dances at a night club. Her bosses discuss a strategy to get Mike’s attention. The song continues during a dance sequence.
  • “Moonlight” by Wild the Coyote & Badd Wolf (00:18:00): Joseph the Russian (George Tchortov) receives a private dance from Iris. He reveals that Milo has a new plan to reach Mike. The music continues as Joseph the Russian physically assaults Iris.
  • “Best Clockmaker on Mars” by Sturgill Simpson (00:25:00): Mike enters a bar with Ian and Kyle. He spots Joseph the Russian and immediately attacks him. The Mayor Kingstown soundtrack song continues as Mike repeatedly hits Joseph the Russian — a message to Milo.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “Along Came a Spider”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 7 "Along Came a Spider"

  • “TBA” by TBA (00:19:00): Joseph the Russian delivers Iris to Duke (Andrew Howard). The unidentified song plays during an extended sequence. Iris realizes that she’ll be a sexual slave for the local skinheads.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “The Devil Is Us”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 8 "The Devil Is Us"

  • “Rotten on the Vine” by The Owsley Brothers (00:26:00): A woman from Duke’s crew treats Iris. She makes a passive-aggressive statement. The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack song plays lightly in the background.
  • “TBA” by TBA (00:34:00): Iris’ new “owner” transports her in a vehicle. Road construction forces him into the territory of rival gang members. The music drowns out during a drive-by attack.
  • “WOJ” by EverythingOShaunN (00:37:00): Mike arrives at a gang house after receiving a phone call. A baby cries in a bedroom. The song continues as Mike makes his way through the home and reunites with Iris.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 9 “The Lie of the Truth”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 9 "The Lie of the Truth"

  • “Whispering Wind” by L.A. Edwards (00:04:00): The Mayor of Kingstown soundtrack song scores a cabin sequence. Mike makes a German pancake for Iris. The music fades as he gazes at the sunlight.

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 10 “This Piece of My Soul”

Mayor of Kingstown Soundtrack - Episode 10 "This Piece of My Soul"

  • There are zero featured songs in the Mayor of Kingstown season 1 finale.

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